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Soichiro Honda

1906 - 1991

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Soichiro Honda (本田 宗一郎, Honda Sōichirō, 17 November 1906 – 5 August 1991) was a Japanese engineer and industrialist. In 1948, he established Honda Motor Co., Ltd. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Soichiro Honda has received more than 1,553,746 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Soichiro Honda is the 40th most popular businessperson (up from 43rd in 2019), the 49th most popular biography from Japan (up from 52nd in 2019) and the most popular Japanese Businessperson.

Soichiro Honda is most famous for being the founder of the Honda Motor Company. He was born in 1906 and died in 1991.

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Among BUSINESSPEOPLE

Among businesspeople, Soichiro Honda ranks 40 out of 847Before him are J. P. Morgan, Philip Kotler, João Havelange, Guccio Gucci, Mohamed Al-Fayed, and Andrew Carnegie. After him are Joan Gamper, Hugh Hefner, Ettore Bugatti, J. Paul Getty, Bernie Madoff, and Rupert Murdoch.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1906, Soichiro Honda ranks 28Before him are Hans Bethe, Roberto Rossellini, Ernst Ruska, Emmanuel Levinas, Ilse Koch, and Dietrich Bonhoeffer. After him are Ed Gein, Hermann Fegelein, Alexey Stakhanov, Giuseppe Farina, Léopold Sédar Senghor, and Léon Degrelle. Among people deceased in 1991, Soichiro Honda ranks 16Before him are Klaus Kinski, Jiang Qing, Klaus Barbie, John Bardeen, Miles Davis, and Gustáv Husák. After him are Graham Greene, Lazar Kaganovich, Frank Capra, Michael Landon, Marcel Lefebvre, and Rajiv Gandhi.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Soichiro Honda ranks 49 out of 6,245Before him are Morihei Ueshiba (1883), Takeda Shingen (1521), Takeshi Kitano (1947), Minamoto no Yoritomo (1147), Minamoto no Yoshitsune (1159), and Yoshinori Ohsumi (1945). After him are Olivia de Havilland (1916), Chūichi Nagumo (1887), Emperor Ninkō (1800), Emperor Kōkaku (1771), Tadao Ando (1941), and Koxinga (1624).

Among BUSINESSPEOPLE In Japan

Among businesspeople born in Japan, Soichiro Honda ranks 1After him are Kiichiro Toyoda (1894), Akio Morita (1921), Torakusu Yamaha (1851), Iwasaki Yatarō (1835), Hiroshi Yamauchi (1927), Masayoshi Son (1957), Fusajiro Yamauchi (1859), Mineko Iwasaki (1949), Shibusawa Eiichi (1840), Eiji Toyoda (1913), and Mikimoto Kōkichi (1858).